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Applied Microeconomist
CBO

Job Code:
B26492
Location:
USA – Washington, DC
Job Category: Economics
Division Name: Tax Analysis

Description –

CBO's Tax Analysis Division seeks an economist to conduct research and analyses on a broad range of federal tax policy issues.

The Tax Analysis Division is responsible for providing the Congress with analysis and evaluation of the effects of past and proposed changes to federal tax policies and for projecting federal revenues as part of the agency’s official 10-year budget "baseline.” Recently completed studies by the division include analyses of the distribution of household income and federal taxes, the distribution of asset holdings and capital gains, effective marginal tax rates for low- and moderate-income workers, effective marginal tax rates on capital income, the taxation of businesses through the individual income tax, options for taxing U.S. multinational corporations, the distribution of federal revenues and spending, refundable tax credits, the elasticity of capital gains realizations, and labor force participation elasticities.

The successful candidate will support the work of the division by developing economic models, conducting economic analysis and empirical research, and writing various reports, including CBO studies and testimonies. Staff members are encouraged to actively participate in the policy research community by presenting papers at conferences, publishing articles in professional journals, and circulating preliminary research through CBO’s working paper series.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline or a master’s degree in those fields and at least three years of related experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas: public finance, labor, applied econometrics, and computational general equilibrium models. Applicants should also have strong quantitative skills, the ability to clearly present their work orally and in writing to nontechnical audiences, the ability to initiate and complete research projects independently and as a member of a team, and a desire to work on issues of current or potential legislative interest to the Congress. Noncitizens should review the agency’s citizenship requirements or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance in determining eligibility.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive with comparable positions in the executive branch and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history and contact information for three references. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in place of the references. To ensure consideration, apply by November 22, 2016.  Only complete applications will be considered. Although there is no deadline for applying, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates.

This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.

To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (or by fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Contact
Nancy Fahey or Angela Smart, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

EOE M/F/V/D

To Apply

Apply online
here https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CONGRESSIONALBUDGET&cws=1&rid=324
Visit us here https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers/jobs

Posted on 01 March 2017
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